lord of the flies

“A extraordinarily agitating fable”

the new york times

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Drama, Classics

87 min

1963

Peter Brook

synopsis

Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies is the best-loved adaptation of William Golding’s classic 1954 novel. When a plane carrying several dozen English schoolboys crash-lands on an uninhabited tropical island, the children are left to fend for themselves. Leadership is left to two very different boys—the charismatic and dependable Ralph, and the macho, wild Jack. Soon the island becomes split between Ralph’s sensible followers and Jack’s violent “hunters”, and the true nature of humanity is revealed as the film reaches its electrifying and disturbing climax.

cast:

James Aubrey, Hugh Edwards, Nicholas Hammond,

crew:

Peter Brook, William Golding

fan quotes:

"Great film, well worth the watch!" - John Smith

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